Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 bumped back to 2018, new screens released

It looks like the open plains will have to wait a bit longer. Rockstar has sent word that the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring 2018. The announcement states that, as the studio’s first game created from scratch for the latest consoles, it’s going to take additional time “to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.” It goes on to state that they “are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready.” It’s not all bad news, though, as they have also released a handful of screenshots and note that additional details will be coming along this summer. Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally slated to be released this fall.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

GTA Online adds car combat mode Tiny Racers, gives free GTA$

GTA Online has received new competitive racing mode, Tiny Racers. Up to four players can battle it out across seven courses in a classic top-down view. The goal isn’t just to come in first but to avoid falling too far behind because whoever lags will eventually explode. Participants are able to grab a variety of power-ups, from bombs to rockets, to reach the head of the pack. Additionally, players who log in this week are eligible for a GTA$425K ‘tax rebate’, which will be deposited in their Maze Bank account during May.

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Rockstar adds new Adversary Mode to GTA Online, Land Grab

GTA Online has been updated today with Land Grab. Set in cyberspace, players divide into four teams to take down their opponents in order to grab their territory. Teams battle for control across seven maps, with those holding the most area declared the winner once the buzzer sounds to end the round. Everyone who tries Land Grab from now through April 24 will earn Double GTA$ & RP.

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Grand Theft Auto IV, Episodes from Liberty City playable on Xbox One

Rockstar has added three titles to the Xbox One’s expanding list of backwards compatible titles: Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition. As with the other titles in the program, players who own the digital version can immediately download the game from the “Ready to Install” section, while physical owners can initiate the download by inserting their disc. Original game saves can also be transferred if they are stored via Cloud Saved Games.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Bully: Scholarship Edition now backwards compatible with Xbox One

Rockstar has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. As with other titles, digital owners can download it immediately, while physical owners will have to insert the game disc in order to initiate a free download. If players have their original save files stored via Cloud Saved Games, they can transfer it over to continue their session on Xbox One.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare joining PS Now next week

Red Dead Redemption (360, PS3) Liars and Cheats Launch - Screenshot 1

Rockstar has announced that two of their PS3 titles will hit PS Now next week. Beginning on December 6, players will be able to stream Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare on PC and PS4. Red Dead Redemption 2 is on schedule to launch next fall.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

GTA Online update adds new Adversary Mode, Tron-style motorcycles

GTA Online has been updated to add a new Adversary Mode, Deadline, along with the futuristic Nagasaki Shotaro motorcycle. The speedy, concept-style bike is unlocked for purchase at Legendary Motorsport once players try out Deadline. The arena racer has four players team up against one another while on different colored, light-trail-emitting Shotaros, trying to outlast each other by avoiding the dangerous trails. Players who take part in the mode can earn Double GTA$ and RP through November 21. Biker Business Sales have begun to celebrate the added bikes, offering 25% off Business supplies and resupplies plus an extra 50% GTA$ and Double RP. Select weapons and tactical vehicles are also on sale.

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Debut trailer released for Red Dead Redemption 2

As mentioned earlier this week, Rockstar has released its first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. The video is just over a minute long and focuses primarily on the grand scale of the locations, including dense forests and planes with roaming buffalo, along with a few seconds of amounts to city life on the frontier. Check it out below.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

(Xbox 360 Review) Red Dead Redemption

“… elevates that bar to impossible heights, and it will be astoundingly difficult to imagine how it could ever be topped.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Red Dead Redemption 2 officially announced for PS4, Xbox One

After months of rumors, Rockstar has finally made it official: Red Dead Redemption 2 is in development. The studio plans on releasing the Western next fall, but is set to offer an early look this Thursday with a debut trailer. Aside from being described as “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland,” the announcement also revealed that the game will feature a new online multiplayer experience.

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